Balakot Air Strike

Balakot Air Strike: The Indian Air Force early Tuesday morning destroyed a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan. Several terror trainers and suicide bombers were killed in the attack that lasted just eight minutes. The air strike comes days after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide car attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. Here's our on-going coverage of the air strike.

Balakot Air Strike News

Balakot airtrikes were major shift in govt’s handling of terror: IAF chief

He said the present security environment in India’s neighbourhood is a serious cause of concern, and the Pulwama terror strike is a stark reminder of the persistent threat to defence installations.

Kolkata: Balakot air strike comes to a puja pandal near you

Over 65 models have been erected to depict the air strike. A life-size model of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the main attraction for visitors.


Explained: History, geography of terror camp Balakot, recently reactivated by Pakistan

Balakot has great symbolic significance for the Jaish. The camp, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, had been struck by the IAF in February this year.

Top news today evening: Pak reactivates Balakot camp, Aadhaar to be linked with DL

From the Pakistan reactivating Balakot terror camp to Virat Kohli being reprimanded by ICC after physical contact with Beuran Hendricks, here are the top headlines today evening.

IAF missile brought down Mi-17 aircraft in Budgam, says probe

A six-month-long Court of Inquiry into the incident found that the Mi-17 V-5 helicopter was hit by a ground-based missile of the Indian Air Force when the chopper was on its way back to Srinagar air base.

One year on, here's how Imran Khan and his promise of 'Naya Pakistan' fared

Imran Khan's biggest headache in the maiden year of his government has been on the economic front. Prices have skyrocketed amid rising inflation while the government has been unable to attract any foreign investment and also failed in creating business opportunities within the country.


Pakistan suffers over Rs 8 billion in losses due to airspace closure

Addressing a press conference at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) headquarters here, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the CAA suffered a loss of Rs 8.5 billion because of the airspace restrictions.

Closed since Balakot airstrike, Pakistan reopens airspace after five months, sigh of relief in India

Flights will return to normal routes, cut down on time and crew: Air India

Explained: Pakistan re-opens airspace; how this will impact Indian airlines

Pakistan reopens its airspace: Indian carriers together lost over Rs 550 crore due to the restrictions that had resulted in longer flight times and higher fuel burns. A chunk of this was for flag carrier Air India, which lost Rs 491 crore till July 2.

Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

Balakot Air Strike Photos

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

India rejects Pakistan’s F-16 denial, shows proof: See photos

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night, and in all weather conditions.